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Uncharitable by Dan Pallotta
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, D02 PD85
Thursday 28 Sep 2023
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
As the representative body for Ireland’s leading and professional charities, Cii will host the only Irish screening of a new film ‘Uncharitable’. The film challenges some long-standing preconceptions about how the sector should be resourced.
Directed by Stephen Gyllenhall and featuring actor Ed Norton, the film provides us with the opportunity to look at this topic anew. Dan Pallotta, whose lifetime commitment to championing the charity sector the documentary is based on, has spearheaded a long-running campaign in the US to change perceptions about indirect/overhead costs.
There is considerable benefit for everyone who uses or funds the services that charities operate effectively, efficiently and in compliance with all company, financial and regulatory laws. Investing in solid operating structures and systems is vital to the success of a charity’s efforts. Unfortunately, misunderstandings about how charities work, and ill-informed criticism about overhead costs has led to a situation where many charities are under-investing in key areas, causing the cycle of underfunding to continue. We believe it is crucial now to come together and consider how we change this status quo.
Following the screening, there will a panel discussion and we will be joined by Susan McQuaid O’Dwyer, CEO of Make a Wish Ireland and Chair of Cii, Aisling Fitzgerald, Head of Not-for-Profit Assurance Practice at PWC, Jim Deignan CEO of Payzone, and Breda O'Malley, Partner at Hayes Solicitors LLP to share their insights and perspective on this important topic.
We hope that you can join us for what promises to be an insightful and thought-provoking discussion on changing the narrative for the Irish charity sector.
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